A Plea to Youth Ministers: Give Up the Past and Embrace an Ageless Tradition

Posted February 19, 2017 11:22 am by Peter Kwasniewski

A Plea to Youth Ministers: Give Up the Past and Embrace an Ageless Tradition

Some time ago, a Catholic priest wrote me a wonderful letter about tradition and youth ministry, which turned into a correspondence that struck me as worth sharing with a wider readership. So many of us face the issues discussed therein, week in and week out. I asked the priest his permission to include some of the text, and he gave his consent.
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Dear Dr. Kwasniewski,
I just read Tra le Sollecitudini [Pope St. Pius X’s 1903 motu proprio on music in church] and have a couple of questions. They mainly circle around the weight of the document, and how it interacts with

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